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46-2201. Joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits established. (a) There is hereby created the joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits which shall be composed of five senators and eight members of the house of representatives. The five senate members shall be the chairperson of the standing committee on ways and means of the senate, or a member of such committee appointed by the chairperson, two members appointed by the president and two members appointed by the minority leader. The eight representative members shall be the chairperson of the standing committee on appropriations of the house of representatives, or a member of such committee appointed by the chairperson, four members appointed by the speaker and three members appointed by the minority leader.

(b) All members of the joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits shall serve for terms ending on the first day of the regular legislative session in odd-numbered years. On and after the first day of the regular legislative session in odd-numbered years, the chairperson shall be one of the representative members of the joint committee selected by the speaker and the vice-chairperson shall be one of the senate members selected by the president and on and after the first day of the regular legislative session in even-numbered years, the chairperson shall be one of the senate members of the joint committee selected by the president and the vice-chairperson shall be one of the representative members of the joint committee selected by the speaker. The chairperson and vice-chairperson of the joint committee shall serve in such capacities until the first day of the regular legislative session in the ensuing year. The vice-chairperson shall exercise all of the powers of the chairperson in the absence of the chairperson.

(c) The joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits shall meet at any time and at any place within the state on call of the chairperson. Members of the joint committee shall receive compensation and travel expenses and subsistence expenses or allowances as provided in K.S.A. 75-3212, and amendments thereto, when attending meetings of such committee authorized by the legislative coordinating council.

(d) In accordance with K.S.A. 46-1204, and amendments thereto, the legislative coordinating council may provide for such professional services as may be requested by the joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits.

(e) The joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits may introduce such legislation as deemed necessary in performing such committee's functions.

(f) The joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits shall:

(1) Monitor, review and make recommendations regarding investment policies and objectives formulated by the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system;

(2) review and make recommendations relating to benefits for members under the Kansas public employees retirement system;

(3) consider and make recommendations to the standing committee of the senate specified by the president of the senate relating to the confirmation of members of the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system appointed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4905, and amendments thereto. The information provided by the Kansas bureau of investigation or other criminal justice agency pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4905(h), and amendments thereto, relating to the confirmation of members of the board to the standing committee of the senate specified by the president shall be forwarded by the Kansas bureau of investigation or such other criminal justice agency to such joint committee for such joint committee's consideration and other than conviction data, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except to members and employees of the joint committee as necessary to determine qualifications of such member. The committee, in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4319, and amendments thereto, shall recess for a closed or executive meeting to receive and discuss information received by the committee pursuant to this subsection;

(4) review and make recommendations relating to the inclusion of city and county correctional officers as eligible members of the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system; and

(5) review reports regarding working after retirement exceptions pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4914 and 74-4937, and amendments thereto. The joint committee may appoint a subcomittee to carry out the provisions of this subsection.

History: L. 1992, ch. 218, § 9; L. 1993, ch. 136, § 5; L. 1996, ch. 266, § 22; L. 1998, ch. 182, § 24; L. 2000, ch. 159, § 8; L. 2015, ch. 77, § 1; L. 2016, ch. 76, § 1; July 1.



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